IPL 10 GL vs KXIP: Bowlers bring 26-run victory for Punjab against Gujarat
Rajkot: Kings XI Punjab bowling destroyed the Gujarat Lions batting order and defended the 189-run target. KXIP defeated GL by 26 runs in the Indian Premier League match at Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium here on Sunday.
Dinesh Karthik played a fine innings but no support from the other end left GL to suffer yet another defeat in the tournament. Karthik remained unbeaten at 58. His 44-run knock was laced with six fours.
Chasing the total of 188 runs, GL batsmen Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch did not contribute much in the chase and were back to the dug-out scoring 6 and 13 respectively.
Captain Raina failed to continue last match heroics and went back to pavilion at an individual score of 32. His 24-ball inning was studded with four fours.
GL batsmen including Ravindra Jadeja (9), Dwayne Smith (4) and Akshdeep Nath (0) were the other failures for the side.
Andrew Tye, however, did some power hitting with a breezy 12-ball 22-run knock, laced with two fours and a six. He was bowled out by Sandeep Sharma.
For Punjab, Sandeep Sharma, KC Cariappa and Axar Patel bagged two-wicket each. Mohit Sharma claimed the only wicket of dangerous Aaron Finch.
Earlier, following the fireworks of Axar Patel, Kings XI Punjab posted a total 188 runs against Gujarat Lions.
Axar's quick-fire 17-ball 34-run inning was laced with three fours and two sixes.
KXIP rode on another great inning by Hashim Amla who played 40-ball 65-run knock, studded with nine fours and two sixes.
After being invited to bat, Punjab lost Manan Vohra (2) very early in the inning. Then came Shaun Marsh and together with Hashim Amla, he shared 70-run stand.
Marsh got out after scoring 30 off 24 balls with four fours and a six.
Skipper Glenn Maxwell, from the very start of his inning, looked aggressive. With three biggies and a four, he played a knock of his kind. He departed at an individual score of 31.
For GL, Andrew Tye claimed two wickets. Dwayne Smith, Ravindra Jadeja, Nathu Singh and Shubham Agarwal picked one-wicket each.